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funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: for the first time in four years, president obama did not have to worry about re-election today. still, there was little time to savor tuesday's victory, in the face of a potential fiscal crisis at the end of the year. "newshour" correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage on this day after the election of 2012. >> reporter: mr. obama departed his hometown of chicago this afternoon for washington, his home for another four years. waiting for him: a still- divided congress now facing a critical lame duck session. the president made it clear in his victory speech last night that he thinks the country wants an end to gridlock. >> tonight, you voted for action, not politics as usual. ( applause ) you elected us to focus on your jobs,
what i said on friday. right now, our economy is still recovering from a very deep and damaging crisis. so our top priority has to be jobs and growth. we've got to build on the progress that we've made. because this nation succeeds when we've got a growing, thriving middle class. and that's the idea at the core of the plan that i talked about on the campaign trail over the last year, rewarding manufacturers and small businesses that create jobs here, not overseas, providing more americans the chance to earn skills that businesses are looking for right now. keeping this country at the forefront of research, technology, and clean energy, putting people back to work rebuilding roads, bridges and schools and reducing our deficit in a balanced and responsible way. on this last item, we face a very clear deadline. that requires us to make some big decisions on jobs, taxes, and deficits by the end of the year. both parties voted to set this deadline. and i believe that both parties can work together to make these decisions in a balanced and responsible way. to meet with labor and civic leader
their ideas as well. in a time when our economy is still recovering from the great recession, our top priority has to be jobs and growth. that is the focus of the plan that i talked about during the campaign. [applause] it is a plan to reward small businesses and manufacturers to create jobs here, not overseas, a plan to give people the chance to get the education and training that businesses are looking for right now. it is a plan to make sure this country is a global leader in research and technology and clean energy, which will attract new companies and high- wage jobs for america. it is a plan put americans back to work, including veterans, rebuilding our infrastructure, and it is a plan to reduce our deficit in a balanced and responsible way. our work is made that much more urgent because at the end of this year we face a series of deadlines that require us to make major decisions about how to pay our deficit down, decisions that will have a huge impact on economies and the middle class, both now and in the future. last year i worked with democrats and republicans to cut $1 trillion in sp
important issue was. the economy was way up on top, almost 3/5ths of people said the economy was the number-one issue. the percentage who said that foreign policy was the most important issue was down in the single digits. that is not the driver. foreign policy is usually not the biggest driver. it is worth noting that those voters who said that foreign policy was the most important issue, president obama won that group. host: that made for about 5%. the economy, 59% put that as the most important issue. federal budget deficit, 15%. talk about how the health care law played into voters' attitudes? 18% said it was the most important issue. guest: that is an important thing. almost one in five voters said that health care was the most important issue. the president won roughly three- quarters of that vote. throughout the republican primaries, the issue of obamacare was a huge rallying cry. in 2010, the republicans won some big victories because of anger on the part of conservative voters about the president's health-care law. by the time you get to this election, you see this turnaround were
to go over the fiscal cliff and see the economy gumbel before the majority of the people -- crumble before the majority of the people realize how much trouble we are in. i have end-stage renal failure and on medicare and receive disability each month. i do dialysis three times a week. that said, i will willingly and gladly take reduction in my benefits if it means we can reduce our deficit. i have two young nieces, and i'm looking out for their financial future. in fact, if i knew that taking away all of my benefits would get rid of our debt, i'd do that today. mr. president, hear tony's plea. don't take us over the fiscal cliff. tony and his nieces need you to lead. they need it now. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois, mr. gutierrez, for five minutes. mr. gutierrez: mr. speaker, i'm here today to make an introduction. i'd like the republican party to meet america's latinos. it's hard to meet us all at once. there are more than 53 million of us. but let me tell you a little bit about who we are and what
. if we want our economy to flourish and grow we must live up women's leadership. very important. women in the academic world, in health care, any subject you can name. is more successful, more efficient with the involvement of women. when women came to the polls last week, they registered their support for those who understood the challenges that women face. it is really a remarkable thing. under the leadership of the women standing here, the voices of america as mothers, daughters, and grandmothers will be heard. women are the bread winners for our families. in many cases, the small business owners in our communities. and the workers that will spur our prosperity. they're holding jobs of the office, creating jobs as entrepreneurs and owners. we keep our focus on women's rights and health, equal pay, choice, we also know that women are focused on the same issues all of us are -- the economy, jobs, the future of the middle- class and the national security of our country. they are concerned about fiscal soundness for america because they think about the future. as we move forward to deba
the economy stronger white a set of commitments to finance, a high level of public investments in infrastructure and education and a lot of bipartisan support for that. i think there's a lot of support for doing the obvious things you have to do. you have to pass an extension tax of the amt is very important to do. you listen carefully there's a lot of support for trying to make real progress on the long-term fiscal soundness. there's a lot of benefit in doing that for the economy. how you do that is important. so i think this is a solvable problem and we want to do as much as we can to take an advantage of this opportunity to make some progress in each of those fronts. >> there's one thing about which they're doesn't appear to be a lot of agreement and that is should the bush tax cuts on the overt and hundred 50,000 crowd be extended or should taxes be raised? >> i heard jay carney an hour or so ago say the president will not agree to anything that extends the tax cuts on the upper brackets. that sounds like a line in the sand; is it? >> i do think it's important to start by a
lines for these tax cuts that would cause damage to the economy if they're not dealt with. extending those tax cuts for 98% of the american people would deal with more than half in dollar terms of the impact caused by the fiscal cliff. there are other challenges we need to address including the sequester but congress ought to, the house ought to pass those tax cuts right away because it would send a tremendous positive signal to the american people that in the wake of this election, we can at the very least, come together and convert into law a bill that everyone agrees should become law, republicans and democrats alike, the president included. and we will then continue to work on those issues where we have broader disagreement. and that's where the president has invited leaders of congress to the white house next week. that's why he will be meeting with business leaders and labor leaders and others to get their ideas about how to move forward. he does have his own very specific plan that reduces the deficit by $4 trillion, that does it in a balanced bay and we can invest in research
a stark contrast to the president who wants the federal government to drive the economy. the campaign unfolded slowly as most persons did not know romney. and with all the high tech gizmos these days, it's difficult to get the attention of the folks. so i knew very early that the polling was insignificant and the debates would be the real test. as i said, these polls are interesting but they are not vital because of the debates, the three debates i think really going to the tale. >> i told you earlier this year when you said debates are going to be all important. i said the history shows they are not. >> bill: i'm so happy that you brought that up. can i just -- can i paraphrase barack obama? in the last debate? can i do that? >> of course. >> bill: can you say that a bit louder, brit? that's why i like hume, is he an honest man. as we all know the first debate was a major victory for governor romney. instantly made him competitive. but he did not exactly seize the day. his campaign played it conservative managing romney's appearances tightly scripting his media response. then in the
the only democratic candidate running on a record of a weak economy and debt crisis that we face and still win. yet, he did. they did very many things that were right. you can point to a couple of things with mitt romney. he may not have been the perfect candidate for 2012 given his corporate turnaround background, secondly, he did not get something republicans have counted on and that is the white working-class voters. in states like ohio, the ads attacking mayor romney as a corporate raider and buccaneer that went on for many months put on by the obama campaign seemed to work. the white working-class vote did not turn out for mitt romney in the numbers he needed. host: you had a piece yesterday, "the survivor in chief." you know to that they expose the myth of the enthusiastic democratic voter. guest: it was a myth i subscribe to for a while. i am sure you read about this over and over again. the democratic voters were dispirited and they were not feeling enthusiastic about the campaign. it was the conservatives and republicans fired up and getting ready to go. the notion was, he would h
code, we can give our country a stronger, healthier economy. >> i went to badbed, thinking all of this discussion about this election being the election that will tell us whether or not we have lost the country. i went to bed last night thinking we have lost the country. >> congress is the major shackle, the dysfunction in congress. we see other signs of lift. we have to have a congress that works together. between now and the year's end, that's our opportunity to take the first big step. >> the american people recognize that our economy -- getting it moving, is the only way we will be able to balance the federal budget. the question we should be asking, is not which taxes should i raise to get more revenue? but which reforms can we agree on that will get our economy moving again? >> obama is hell bent on remaking this country. we are in the middle of t. we are four years into a transformation of this government becoming statist. liberty versus tyranny. we are four years into tyranny winning. guess what! no matter what happens now, it's bush's fault! obama's getting a mulligan.
power outages, more destruction. this will hurt the whole nation's economy. "varney and company" about to begin. rs day of work. and his new boss ld him twongs -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll wk his way up from busseto waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and me from the great northwest. he'll start investing early, he'll find some good people to help guide him, nd he'll set money aside from his first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from ameritrade. stuart: two days after the election the fighting is starting on capitol hill. all about the fiscal cliff, the national debt and taxing the rich. no matter which way you look at it a tax increase looks almost certain and soon. here is senator harry reid. >> people making all this money have to contribute a little bit more. all the polling we have done, the vast majority of the american people support that, including rich people. stuart: the president and harry reid have more clout after the election and they are pushing tax
economy energy eyes jiesed by simpler tax codes with fewer loopholes and lower rates for all? so his increaseded revenue is lower rates or dynamic scoring, i don't know. but i think he was able to pivot on his spin but in terms of the substance i don't think he's moved. >> i'm glad that you read his words because i do think that is what the republicans mean by revenue. the theory -- and it's a theory and there are detrack tors of this theory and supporters of the theory which is if you have lower tax rates, there will be more economic growth and activity which will in turn result in additional tax revenue into the u.s. treasury. and again, it really comes down to whether you buy into that theory. the republicans hold that theory and believe in it. the other side of the aisle doesn't believe in that theory to the same degree that the republicans do. so it almost comes down to what stan said is do you have steal mate over the i'd olingses and i think we all know that with the senate becoming a bit more liberal and the house becoming a bit more conservative that those are going to clash
destroy the economy but as long as there is obama care. gay marriage and abortion on demand they are going to support the guy no matter what. >> bill: they seem like nice people though. there wasn't -- did you get people giving a hard time? >> no, you actually had people come up and whispered in my ear, hey, by the way, i'm a big fan. like they don't want anybody to know. >> i like the fact that they weren't sirly. it didn't seem like they didn't like you. >> they just won the election. >> bill: goodwill? >> yeah j if they had lost -- now, how extreme was the crowd going to that show? >> well, inside the show, you would have people applauding about jokes about the palin children. that's how extreme it was. you would have people making jokes about white power and mormonism and really vicious, vial hateful things. >> are you comedic license but i think you cross the library and the crowd eight -- ate it up. the crowd is not that intelligence. the guy was talking about how great fema was. everyone is clapping about fema everybody in new york has no power. no food, no water. it's crazy. >> bil
, disagree. the economy is far too slow. china is slowing more than expected, europe has problems, nevertheless we will solve the fiscal cliff, going to a lot of heart ache and headaches before then, but ultimately leading tribute celebration modestly in the economy. the market will grind its way higher. david: from your lips to god's ears. todd, we will check in with you to see how the s&p futures closeout. thank you, guys. the founder of the fifth most popular website in the whole world, so where does he think the future of information and technology lies? liz claman in naples, florida, with exclusive interview with wikipedia cofounder jimmy wales. and the drama and the european union continues with leaders not able to make any progress on the dire debt situation. one economist says our situation is not that much different. this u.s. the next greece? what we could be heading down the same path. and gas prices will drop. that is right, drop in time for the holiday travel. how low they are expected to go straight ahead on "after the bell." [ male announcer ] this is steve. he love
it laid out his economic plan for how to build an economy, strengthen the economy. that is obviously a central focus of not just the next few weeks, but the next four years. part of that is to reduce the deficit in a balanced way. obviously we have some deadlines approaching. one of the messages sent by the american people throughout the campaign, as jim misener mentioned, clearly shows the president's view of making sure that the wealthiest americans are asked to do a little bit more in the context of reducing our deficit in a balanced way. it is clear that the voters did not be a compromise as a dirty word. it is essential for democracy. balance is another important component. hopefully in the aftermath of the election our leaders in both parties and around the country will do the right thing here to help move our economy forward. as the president often said during the campaign, we've got a lot more work to do, but we have made progress, and we have to build on that. this is one component of how we do that, moving forward. >> always curious, did you ever think michigan was seriousl
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understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. >> bill: stossel matter segment tonight. a couple weeks ago john stossel was analyzing the fallout from hurricane sandy whereby gas stations jacked up their prices big time. >> price gouging. you probably think it's a terrible thing, right? well, i say what you call gouging is good. >> it season saves lives. hooray for price gouging. i would just call it flexible prices. >> and now stossel being backed up by our old pal com ron paul thinks gouge something good for the premarketplace even in a situation. you are well aware that new jersey has a law against profiteering from disasters, you are well aware of that. and now, obviously, there a bunch of prosecutions in that state because gas stations rise their price a buck a gallon. you say? >> i say people suffer because o
or cared about the economy, but when it comes to legitimate rape and abortion, women stood together. >> i wish that's all it was, really, but the whole year, particularly when republicans took over so many state legislators, that's when the war on women, if you forgive me, began. you had record numbers of anti-contraceptive and and antiabortion laws, even a tax on equal pay laws, the congress with the blunt amendment on where they actually had a vote on whether or not insurance policies ought to include contraception if theoss is in disagreement. so you can talk messenger all you want to or two members who clearly revealed the rubbish in the republican party, but, let's face it, women had a whole year, and then they had the republican primary to see it big and bold -- all anti-woman, personhood -- all the things the majority of the women are clearly not for. >> okay, but let me ask you this -- >> sure. >> -- in the reformation to havo have -- of the republican party, is that going to be dropped? >> the reform? >> are the social issues going to go the way that this election said they shoul
. >> reporter: experts warn of serious damage to the economy, if the standoff drags on. >> three or four weeks from now, they're making no progress at all, you're going to see the anxiety and the nervousness growing in the markets and the corporate board rooms. >>> two weeks after the destruction from hurricane sandy, victims are still trying to put their lives back together. more than 100,000 homes and businesses in new york and new jersey are without electricity, as they struggle to rebuild. a 77-year-old man has died of injuries from a fall, as sandy hit new york, bringing the city's death toll to 43. >>> homeland security janet napolitano met with disaster victims in new york. >>> and now, for a look at the national weather, we turn to bill karins with the forecast. good to see you. >> good morning. it was a beautiful day for all of the people in the cleanup area and the zone. a lot of volunteers all over the place. hard to believe 100,000 people without power still. it's crazy. let's talk about the temperatures. that's the big weather story today. look at the contrast. the cold air and th
really want to do something for this economy or do we want to play political games and stop the 32 months of private sector job growth? americans have had enough of the bickering, and we will focus on this in the coming shows. and there's going to be a heck of a battle coming up in the lame duck session of the congress on exactly how we're going to solve this fiscal cliff that everybody's talking about. it's only a cliff if we want it to be. get your cell phones out. i want to know what you think. tonight's question, was president obama's re-election a victory for the middle class? text "a" for yes, text "b" for no to 622639. we'll bring you the results later tonight in the show. i'm joined tonight by richard wolffe and e.j. dionne, msnbc contributor, and author of the book, "our divided political heart." gentleman, great to have you with us tonight. >> thanks, ed. >> good to be with you. >> you bet. richard, you first. i called it a statement election. this means that it was a very clear message. do you agree with me on that, or how would you summarize what we went through yesterday? >>
the economy strong and not shredding our nation pose a safety net. in fact, we will do it in a way where we make the key investments we need to make to grow the economy in a fair way. working together, we will invest in our small businesses and infrastructure to strengthen the middle class and create jobs. you know, there are entrepreneurs and small businesses that are the engine of growth in the nation and we have to do more to promote those true job-creators. working together. [cheers and applause] working together, we have got to win the global race. that means we have got to continue making those critical investments from early childhood to higher education to work force training to keep our nation positions ahead of all of our global competitors. but most of all, most of all, working together, we will remind virginians and all americans that our institutions of government can actually function again, that our leaders can set aside partisan politics and rise to the challenges that affect our nation. we know that as a commonwealth and as a country, we have been through tough times. we kn
a decision that. stalls the economy so people can't get jobs, no one's doing anything because they won't do their job. >> i think you are giving the government a break when you say it's uncertainty. it is not just uncertainty. they have obamacare hanging over their head. the president wants the biggest tax increase in american history, falling primarily on potential job creators. it is not just uncertainty, they have bad, bad policy staring them in the face. the government can't spend itself rich anymore more than your family can. but the government's sucking all the energy out of the economy and the government spending $10 billion a day and only takes in $6. >> caller: but every time tadvances something 3 months or six months, it puts a stall on the economy. people can't make decisions. we have long-term planning. every time they do that, it hurts any american who wants a job. every single time. it's selfish. it is not doing their job. >> i don't take issue with what you are saying. this should have started a long time ago. but let me just say, we have to be -- try to be accurate. you are
or the other on this issue until the economy started going south in 2008. >> hockenberry: was that an opportunity to push back on climate change, the recessio >> it sure was. >> i'm tim phillips, president of americans for prosperity. we're here in billings, montana. >> hockenberry: what part did you play? >> we certainly did tv ads, radio ads, social media. we did rallies, events, we launched something we called hot air. and we're sending a message to senator baucus and senator tester to vote no on this job-killing, tax-increasing cap-and-trade. we got a hot-air balloon, put a banner on the side of it that said, "cap-and-trade means higher taxes, lost jobs, less freedom." and we went all over the country doing events and stirring up grassroots anger and frustration, concern. >> cap-and-trade will slow the economy and cost american jobs. >> hockenberry: americans for osperity's wl-financed campaign was an aggressive one. ads that went after cap-and- trade policy... >> america can't afford the cap-and-trade tax. >> hockenberry: and said the science was a hoax. >> congress
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and on current tv. >>oh really? >>"if you ever raise taxes on >>the rich, you're going to destroy our economy." not true! >>i jump out of my skin at people when i'm upset. do you share the sense of outrage that they're doing this, this corruption based on corruption based on corruption. >>i think that's an understatement, eliot. u>> i'm not prone tot. understatement, so explain to me why that is. i think the mob learned from wall st., not vice versa. >> chatting with you live at current.com/billpress, this is the "bill press show". live on your radio and current tv. >> bill: 25 minutes after the hour. one nice thing about this election, maybe we'll never see dick morris again on fox news. do you think maybe? >> i think he's going to get a raise on fox news. you think now they're going to care about people getting it right? they'll have him back. they already had him back yesterday. >> bill: really? he's such a clown. media matters for america put out all of the different predictions. his flat-out predictions that he made in this election cycle
in the economy. not the state of the economy. not the number of unemployment at how we've been improving over the are, and incumbents usually accounts or something. if you look at this election you can say a little bit of growth matters. a president who was sort of in the middle, 48, 49% job approval rating for much of this year, and about 1.5% growth, we add that with an income, you probably get a winner of 3% and that's what many of the models looked like. a lot of people thought boy, the economy is so bad, a modest change in the economy was what many political scientists predicted would be helpful to the president, not hurting them. three, what's one thing was really wrong about our analysis of the election? here i'm going to take our focus on ohio. i think we people watched the election night and said well, when ohio was called that's when we knew president obama was president. but there was an interesting light on ohio that went on for quite a while, and that was the polls looked much better for mitt romney at the national level before the hurricane really good mitt romney had some narro
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